Monday, July 31, 2017

Garlic Scape Pesto

Pesto is traditionally made of toasted pine nuts, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. However, I refer to pesto as any combination of a fresh herb, raw or toasted nut, any type of oil, any different seasonings. 

For this pesto though, we got in a big batch of fresh garlic scapes. I blended them up really well for a while, as they are quite fibrous, and then added toasted cashews, oil, salt, and pepper. I actually didn't use any herbs at all, though some could easily be added for another flavor profile. Because there are no herbs, the garlic flavor is quite strong, so a little goes a long way. Mix the pesto with a little mayonnaise though and you've got yourself a great dip!

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